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    In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.

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Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a read more

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

by Barbara W. Tuchman Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Literature is the immortality of speech.

Literature is the immortality of speech.

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The great Cham of literature. (Samuel Johnson)

The great Cham of literature. (Samuel Johnson)

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The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.

The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.

by Aldous Huxley Found in: Literature Quotes,
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The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself read more

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.

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Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!A farewell, and then forever!Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans read more

Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!A farewell, and then forever!Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,While the star of hope she leaves him?Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me. - Ae Fond Kiss.

by Robert Burns Found in: Literature Quotes,
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Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.

Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness.

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Everywhere I go, I'm asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.

Everywhere I go, I'm asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.

by Flannery O'connor Found in: Literature Quotes,
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At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slain:Then, Prince! You should have fear'd, what read more

At last is Hector stretch'd upon the plain,Who fear'd no vengeance for Patroclus slain:Then, Prince! You should have fear'd, what now you feel;Achilles absent was Achilles still:Yet a short space the great avenger stayed,Then low in dust thy strength and glory laid. - Iliad, The.

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